Eric Hawkinson is Vice President of Marketing for Production Print Solutions at Canon Solutions America. He has been part of the Canon Solutions America team for more than five years, but his involvement in the graphic arts industry spans more than a decade. Eric's experience and passion for building communities give him a unique perspective on the power of networking, which he leverages to bring people together. Prior to joining Canon Solutions America, Eric spent more than seven years serving as the global executive director of Dscoop, an independent community of business owners and technical professionals. There, he used his skills in strategic partnerships to grow the user group into an international organization. More recently, he has assisted in founding and serving on the Board of thINK — an independent Canon Solutions America User Community aimed at expanding the knowledge and reach of inkjet technology. Eric is also active on the Board of Two Sides, a non-profit initiative by companies from the graphic communication value chain.